§ 475.610 Purpose
§ 475.611 Definitions
§ 475.612 Certification, licensure, or registration required
§ 475.613 Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board
§ 475.614 Power of board to adopt rules and decide questions of practice; requirements for protection of appraiser’s signature
§ 475.6145 Seal
§ 475.6147 Fees
§ 475.615 Qualifications for registration or certification
§ 475.616 Examination requirements
§ 475.617 Education and experience requirements
§ 475.6171 Issuance of registration or certification
§ 475.618 Renewal of registration, license, certification, or instructor permit; continuing education
§ 475.619 Inactive status
§ 475.620 Corporations and partnerships ineligible for licensure or certification
§ 475.621 Registry of licensed and certified appraisers; registry of appraisal management companies
§ 475.622 Display and disclosure of licensure, certification, or registration
§ 475.6221 Employment of and by registered trainee real estate appraisers
§ 475.6222 Supervision and training of registered trainee appraisers
§ 475.623 Registration of firm or business name and office location
§ 475.6235 Registration of appraisal management companies required; exemptions
§ 475.624 Discipline of appraisers
§ 475.6245 Discipline of appraisal management companies
§ 475.625 Final orders
§ 475.626 Violations and penalties
§ 475.627 Appraisal course instructors
§ 475.628 Professional standards for appraisers registered, licensed, or certified under this part
§ 475.629 Retention of records
§ 475.6295 Authority to inspect
§ 475.630 Temporary practice
§ 475.631 Nonresident licenses and certifications

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 475 > Part II

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appraisal management company: means a person who, within a 12-month period, oversees an appraiser panel of more than 15 state-certified or state-licensed appraisers in a state, or 25 or more state-certified or state-licensed appraisers in two or more states, and who performs appraisal management services regardless of the use of the term "appraisal management company" "appraiser cooperative" "appraiser portal" "mortgage technology company" or other term. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Appraisal management services: means the coordination or management of appraisal services for compensation by:
  • Appraisal report: means any communication, written or oral, of an appraisal, appraisal review, appraisal consulting service, analysis, opinion, or conclusion relating to the nature, quality, value, or utility of a specified interest in, or aspect of, identified real property, and includes any report communicating an appraisal analysis, opinion, or conclusion of value, regardless of title. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Appraisal review: means the act or process of developing and communicating an opinion about the quality of another appraiser's appraisal, appraisal report, or work. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • appraisal services: means the services provided by certified or licensed appraisers or registered trainee appraisers, and includes:
  • Appraisal subcommittee: means the designees of the heads of the federal financial institutions regulatory agencies established by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Act of 1978 (12 U. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Appraiser: means any person who is a registered trainee real estate appraiser, a licensed real estate appraiser, or a certified real estate appraiser. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • appraiser panel: includes :
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Board: means the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board established under…. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Broker: means a person who, for another, and for a compensation or valuable consideration directly or indirectly paid or promised, expressly or impliedly, or with an intent to collect or receive a compensation or valuable consideration therefor, appraises, auctions, sells, exchanges, buys, rents, or offers, attempts or agrees to appraise, auction, or negotiate the sale, exchange, purchase, or rental of business enterprises or business opportunities or any real property or any interest in or concerning the same, including mineral rights or leases, or who advertises or holds out to the public by any oral or printed solicitation or representation that she or he is engaged in the business of appraising, auctioning, buying, selling, exchanging, leasing, or renting business enterprises or business opportunities or real property of others or interests therein, including mineral rights, or who takes any part in the procuring of sellers, purchasers, lessors, or lessees of business enterprises or business opportunities or the real property of another, or leases, or interest therein, including mineral rights, or who directs or assists in the procuring of prospects or in the negotiation or closing of any transaction which does, or is calculated to, result in a sale, exchange, or leasing thereof, and who receives, expects, or is promised any compensation or valuable consideration, directly or indirectly therefor; and all persons who advertise rental property information or lists. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Broker associate: means a person who is qualified to be issued a license as a broker but who operates as a sales associate in the employ of another. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Certified general appraiser: means a person who is certified by the department as qualified to issue appraisal reports for any type of real property. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Certified residential appraiser: means a person who is certified by the department as qualified to issue appraisal reports for residential real property of one to four residential units, without regard to transaction value or complexity, or real property as may be authorized by federal regulation. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Client: means a person who contracts with an appraiser or appraisal management company for the performance of appraisal services. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Commission: means the Florida Real Estate Commission. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Customer: means a member of the public who is or may be a buyer or seller of real property and may or may not be represented by a real estate licensee in an authorized brokerage relationship. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Direct supervision: means the degree of supervision required of a supervisory appraiser overseeing the work of a registered trainee appraiser by which the supervisory appraiser has control over and detailed professional knowledge of the work being done. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • employee: when used in this chapter and in rules adopted pursuant thereto to describe the relationship between a broker and a sales associate, include an independent contractor relationship when such relationship is intended by and established between a broker and a sales associate. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Evaluation: means a valuation permitted by any federal financial institutions regulatory agency appraisal regulations for transactions that do not require an appraisal, as such valuations qualify for an applicable exemption under federal law. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Federally regulated appraisal management company: means an appraisal management company that is owned and controlled by an insured depository institution, as defined in 12 U. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Federally related transaction: means any real estate-related financial transaction which a federal financial institutions regulatory agency or the Resolution Trust Corporation engages in, contracts for, or regulates, and which requires the services of a state-licensed or state-certified appraiser. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • foundation: means The Appraisal Foundation established on November 20, 1987, as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of Illinois. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Licensed appraiser: means a person who is licensed by the department as qualified to issue appraisal reports for residential real property of one to four residential units or on such real estate or real property as may be authorized by federal regulation. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Order file: means the documentation necessary to support the performance of appraisal management services. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Principal: means the party with whom a real estate licensee has entered into a single agent relationship. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • real estate: means any interest or estate in land and any interest in business enterprises or business opportunities, including any assignment, leasehold, subleasehold, or mineral right; however, the term does not include any cemetery lot or right of burial in any cemetery; nor does the term include the renting of a mobile home lot or recreational vehicle lot in a mobile home park or travel park. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Registered trainee appraiser: means a person who is registered with the department as qualified to perform appraisal services only under the direct supervision of a certified appraiser. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Sales associate: means a person who performs any act specified in the definition of "broker" but who performs such act under the direction, control, or management of another person. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Signature: means personalized evidence indicating authentication of work performed by an appraiser and the acceptance of responsibility for the content of an appraisal, appraisal review, or appraisal consulting service or conclusions in an appraisal report. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Supervisory appraiser: means a certified residential appraiser or a certified general appraiser responsible for the direct supervision of one or more registered trainee appraisers and fully responsible for appraisals and appraisal reports prepared by those registered trainee appraisers. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Training: means the process of providing for and making available to a registered trainee appraiser, under direct supervision, a planned, prepared, and coordinated program, or routine of instruction and education, in appraisal professional and technical appraisal skills as determined by rule of the board. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice: means the most recent standards approved and adopted by the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Valuation services: means services pertaining to aspects of property value and includes such services performed by certified appraisers, registered trainee appraisers, and others. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Work file: means the documentation necessary to support an appraiser's analysis, opinions, and conclusions. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01